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Rohrer's blow a wake-up call

Ben Rohrer's story tells us a lot about how we used to view head protection and bouncers, and how the death of Phillip Hughes means we never will again

Ben Rohrer wearing the new Masuri helmet, showing where he was struck

Big Bash League 2014-15

Fast forward to the future

Attendance and TV viewership soared this BBL, and Cricket Australia deserves plenty of credit, but will the new fans stay on?

The redeveloped Adelaide Oval saw a record crowd of 52,633

Big Bash League 2014-15

Inventing the T20 future

The creation of the BBL was an investment by Cricket Australia, an investment to expand cricket's audiences with a view to one day making a profit. It was also in this sense, a risk

South Australia celebrate after winning the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash final

England's T20 debate

In the world of the Big Bash

Youngsters are out in force and when they are not playing video games or doing Mexican waves, some are even watching the cricket

Dwayne Bravo and Kevin Pietersen react after a collision

Big Bash League 2014-15

Ryan Carters sets new goals

After a breakout year with his cricket and his charity Batting for Change, the NSW and Sydney Sixers batsman wants to raise the bar on both fronts

Ryan Carters made 58

Australia news

We've all been hit

Going out to play cricket today would have been near enough to impossible. Even doing so next week in the nets and at the Gabba for the first Test will be difficult

A motorised stretcher takes Ben Rohrer off the field after he was struck in the head by a bouncer

Australia news

The inherent dangers of batting

The sickening blow that struck Phillip Hughes is a reminder of the ever-present dangers associated with facing fast bowlers, even while wearing a helmet

Phillip Hughes falls to the ground after being struck by a Sean Abbott bouncer

Australia cricket

Australian cricket's pitched battle

Even as Australia come to terms with 2-0 series loss to Pakistan, the wheels of change are slowly turning in the Sheffield Shield, reshaping old methods and ideas to meet the new realities of international cricket

New South Wales celebrate their victory